Demon Knights #3

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Diogenes Neves Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 9, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Under siege and under fire quite literally the hastily assembled Demon Knights find that the villagers they're trying to protect are ready to turn on them and that they're locked behind embattled walls with a demon whose very touch can kill! And if the only human Etrigan gives half a damn about dies of her wounds, then Hell help anyone around him

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Nov 9, 2011

    People, Demon Knights is awesome. Please join the bandwagon and give this fun book a shot if you haven't already. You won't regret it. A series like this needs all the support it can get to keep it from getting the axe. And if it gets the axe, I'm going to be a truly sad panda. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Nov 16, 2011

    This issue takes a step back from the non stop action of the first two issues and gives us a moment to catch our breath and try to get to know some of the characters we are reading about. Unfortunately, with so many characters, its kind of difficult to reveal too much about any of them without consuming most of the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 9, 2011

    The third installment of the series is usually the make or break point for a lot of fans when it comes to trying something new. For Demon Knights, I think this creative team nailed it perfectly in the first and made me a big fan. They only cemented it more in the second and with the third have just said to me that they know they have me and they're having a blast. You can sense the fun that everyone involved is having, from the banter of the characters to the detailed and really great character designs that are very, very diverse. The book has hit the ground running and it's really holding onto that energy and enthusiasm, making it quite infectious and leaving me wanting more right away. This is one of those books that definitely has an interesting life ahead of it and that I hope continues to build its audience. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 12, 2011

    As one of the best crafters of character in the business, Cornell ensures the issue has plenty of zip and remarkable lines, but it also happens to have a strong, engaging plot and lovely artwork. A winner, in my book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 11, 2011

    "Demon Knights" is fun and it's providing a nice little punch each issue to make me want to read more. It might not have the flashiest of titles to lure people in, but those who do take a gander will be pleasantly surprised. Each issue is stronger than the one before, and there's a real wealth of potential for what's to come. If you haven't given it a try yet, "Demon Knights" is well worth your while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 9, 2011

    Demon Knights is a team book youshould be reading, yet you keep passing it up (I'm making assumptions). The bookis a ton of fun and has one of the best art teams in the new 52. It'll be thefirst time you'll notice and truly appreciate lettering in an issue as well.This book has a great line-up of characters you may not be too familiar with,but you'll grow to enjoy, and the Xanadu-Etrigan-Blood relationship is bizarreand intriguing. On the down side, it can be a hard book to get into because it'snot a typical DC comics, but believe me, it's a good thing in the long run. Itcan also be a bit hard to follow, so make sure you have the issue prior to thenewest on hand for a quick refresher. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 14, 2011

    Overall, this issue wasn't quite as good as #1, but still a good comic, and I have to applaud any attempt to launch a non-hero title (even if this is still sorta kinda a hero title.) Swords and sorcery has as many limitations and tropes as the standard superhero story, but they haven't been plumbed as thoroughly in mainstream comics lately, and the group of characters assembled here is an intriguing one. I found it a bit entertaining that Madame Xanadu has symbols on the front of her gown that look like the letters "MX" and that many of the super-team cliches are toyed with here, but the story and setting keep things fresh for me. Demon Knights #3 is still keeping this book in the upper-tier of the New 52, and earns a solid 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. I'm looking forward to seeing everything bust open next issue, and awaiting some more clues about Al Jabr and the Horsewoman... Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Nov 13, 2011

    Unfortunately, the art lets this story down. It has a scratchiness to it that makes the period setting and bizarre creatures all look like they were taken from a sword-and-sandal B movie. Even worse, the crucial, dramatic scene at the end is spoiled because the artist fails to properly build it up to show just how horrifying it is suppose to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Nov 13, 2011

    This comic is just a lot of fun. Things were a bit slower this issue, but it's clear that they're building towards a pretty solid crescendo, and I cannot wait to see things once they really shift into high gear. Read Full Review

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